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Saturday, 5 June 2010

What colours should i use to recreate the Bayeux Tapestry?

Here is a post of mostly research notes and links on my study. I have not included the images for copyright reasons. But all the links take you to the pages.

I shall add and re-update this link as required

My question: Where to find images that are representative of the true colours. Either the original colours, how it looks now and what other people have recreated. How do i then translate this to modern thread.


Web Gallery of Art: has some really good images of the tapestry close up. Click on the zoom to see it very close. You can really see the bright blue that is in this image here.
This image shows the colour of the terracotta rusty colour as being a very bright colour. I wonder if this was close to the actual colour.

Here is the Reading Museum website showing a replica of the tapestry with small details only. The colours appear different.

Here is a CD that you can buy that shows the tapestry in full down the the weave itself. I have not bought this but has anyone found it good?

Here are some more images of the tapestry . Click on the sections to view them.

Here is an image of a print. Not embroidery, but does help with deciding on colours.

One of the most close up pictures of a scene that i could find online. very detailed

The picture below can be found at this website. It has Really close up views of the stitching. I have used the picture as it is no longer copyrighted. Can really see the detail.

Another Image: Behind glass

Create your own Bayeux Tapestry game (very very cute)

FOUND IT. HERE IS AN IMAGE of the colour scheme i want!

look what i have found!!! the Bayeux threads all packaged up !!! SEE HERE (fixed up the URL)

Has anyone tried these?

UTube Video showing the tapestry. (in Polish but we only need the images)
UTube video showing a couple of images of the actual tapestry. behind glass but still interesting
UTube BBC video showing the actual bayeux tapestry. Behind glass but really good images in parts
UTube - Yes another one. Scrolling view of Bayeux


Here is an image of a reproduction. Note the colours here.


Here is a link to the kit that Mary Corbet has of the Bayeux tapestry. Look at the close up pictures of the threads. The colours are beautiful.

Tapestry House kit.


You can buy Bayeux trim here.

Unrelated Crewel embroidery UTube video. I love the design

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